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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
ahead of visits to china and south korea. during the discussions gemba reiterated that the senkaku islands are an inherent part of japanese territory. he added this is based on historical fact and international law. gemba explained japan is trying to facilitate dialogue with china while asking its neighbor to act calmly. the diplomats also touched on the subject of north korea. they agreed to continue to work with south korea to address the north's nuclear program. they also decided to keep looking into the issue of japanese nationals who were abducted by north korean agents in the 1970s and '80s. >>> government officials from japan, china, and south korea have emphasized the importance of cooperation to overcome confrontations. representatives of the three nations met monday in seoul to mark the first anniversary of an organization to promote peace and prosperity in the area. the top issues on the delegates' agenda were the territorial disputes pitting japan against its neighbors. besides the senkakus, the takeshima are claim ee eed contd by south korea and claimed by japan. >> tr
Oct 22, 2012 7:00pm PDT
water purification technologies and hardware were on display in south korea last month. some 5,000 people from 90 countries attended an exhibition. it was the first time to be held in south korea. >> translator: we can tackle shortages by increasing the water supply, advancing technologies the and invigorating businesses. >> reporter: one of the exhibiters was south korea as largest conglomerate. the key area that the south korean companies are focusing on is desalination technology. their goal is to deliver in which the components from water filter to pumping equipment is manufactured entirely in south korea. the south korean government has identified water purification as a key sector. it's planning to create 40,000 jobs in the sector over the next five years. >> translator: we're looking for tie ups with any countries interested in our experience and technologies. rather than going alone we intend to work with ministries of the environment, foreign affairs and trade. >> reporter: the president of a water treat facility maker in osaka. his company's award winning equipment fo
Oct 21, 2012 1:40pm EDT
in china decided to risk a second escaped to read out of china and south korea. no one could accomplish this on his own. some people can get out of north korea on their own and the hand of rescuers really reach into north korea itself, but if somebody wants to get out of china, the need help. the distances are great, and the challenges are too high for the north korean to do it on his own. this is where the new underground railroad comes in. like the original underground railroad and the pre-civil war american south, the new underground railroad is a network of safe houses and secret routes across china. the operators are both human traffickers who are in it for the money coming and christians whose religious beliefs to help the darfurian brothers and sisters. thanks to the underground railroad which has been operating for about 12 years, an increasing number of north koreans are reaching safety in the south and a few other countries. the explosion in the number of north koreans who've gotten out in recent years is very striking. they keep track of the north koreans who reach south kore
Oct 17, 2012 7:30am EDT
in the country. south korea's automobile output showed a year-on-year decline for the fifth straight month in september. weak domestic demand and a slowdown of exports were to blame. the korea automobile manufacturers association said about 340,000 units rolled out of factories in september. that's down about 8.2% from a year earlier. domestic auto sales fell 6.8% despite a temporary cut in the consumption tax on automobiles designed to boost the economy. south koreans who use cell phones don't hold on to them for very long. more than 25 million mobile phones were sold in south korea in 2010 and 2011. that's in a country with a population of around $50 million. the figures are based on data compiled by the korea communications commission and three major telecommunications firms. since south korea's mobile phone market is saturated, the devices being sold are mostly replacement units. a research firm reported that people in south korea tend to replace their mobile phones every 27 months. that's compared with every 46 months in japan, 52 months in italy and every 81 months in brazil. >> >>>
Oct 7, 2012 7:45pm EDT
the counsel general of south korea and new york ambassador. i would like to -- [applause] i would like to acknowledge the presence of the japanese deputy counsel general in new york. [applause] in addition, i would like note the presence of several hudson institute trustees or vice chair, and the trustee jack david, as a special interest in the book as he was the first person to tread and he is married to the author. [laughter] we were grateful for jack's service on the board and the voflght involvement in the important book. i want to thank today's panelists the senior partner who was president at george w. bush special envoy. and the projection of north korea ref refugee and joseph kim who is a remarkable individual who escaped from north korea at the age of 13. hudson institute was founded 51 years ago as a farred-looking international policy research organization designed to think creatively about how to achieve a better future in the face of unprecedented challenges of the early 1960s. the world has changed in significant ways since those days the fundamental day of looking at it
Oct 23, 2012 7:30am EDT
in south korea last month. and they attended an exhibition organized by the international walt e water association. the first time for an event of this kind to be held in south korea. >> translator: walter shortages are becoming an our eurgenter t. we can increase the watt scary ply, advancing technologies and invigorating businesses. >> one of the exhibitors was samsung, south korea's largest conglomerate. it recently announced it has developed a highly sophisticated water filter and it is entering the water treatment business in earnest. the key area that the south korean companies are focusing on is desalination technology. their goal is to deliver all facilities in which the components from water filters to pumping equipment are manufactured entirely in south korea. the south korean government identified water purification as a key sector. it foresees growing demand in the middle east and africa and is planning to create 40,000 jobs in the sector over the next five years. >> translator: we're looking for tie-ups with any countries interested in our experience and technologies. rath
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
a currency swap agreement with south korea as tension mounts between the two countries. that's if south korea does not make a request. the deadline for deciding on an extension comes at the end of this month. an official of japan's finance ministry said at this point no requests for the extension of the currency arrangement has come from south korea. the two nations raised the amount from $13 billion to 70 billion last october. the deal was set to prevent a decline in south korea's currency extending from the european debt crisis. the official explained expansion was originally in response to a request by south korea. in august japan's then finance minister said the country may not expand the currency swap agreement. this came after the south korean president visited to the tak seem aislands in the sea of japan. >>> a check on the markets. u.s. stock prices had another mixed session. the dow ended the day .24% lower to 13,482 on concerns about upcoming earning reports. the tech heavy nasdaq rose .21% to 3,122 to rather 3,120 after getting a boost from apple shares. to see how stocks are tradi
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
and its allies and partners. there's fresh tension between japan and south korea. the south launched a protest with japan claiming that a helicopter belonging to the self-defense force entered the air defense identification zone in the sea of japan. the issue centers around the takeshima islands. they are claimed by japan but controlled by south korea. the south korean defense ministry says a helicopter took off located 54 kilometers east of the islands on september 21st. the ministry said the helicopter entered the zone for five minutes. it said the craft left after it was warned by air force fighter jets. the ministry noted prior approval is required before entering the zone. it set us defensive measure against unidentified aircraft. japanese government officials said the helicopter was flying above open sea during regular training and didn't enter south korea's identification zone. >>> taiwan's envoy from japan has returned to tokyo. the head of taiwan ease liaison office came back to japan. >> translator: there is no change in taiwan's claim of sovereignty over the islands. i wan
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
to strengthen ties with south korea over this argument with china have complicated -- have become degraded by another set of islands. lucy williamson has been to the islands that are currently controlled by south korea. >> these islands behind me have caused all the recent tensions between south korea and japan. it is a pretty inhospitable place even on a sunny day like this. there's very little infrastructure. three people. live on the people they are more symbolic than real value to japan and south korea. both countries claimed the islands as their own, even though south korea has control over them. it's become a touchstone issue between the two countries. disputes have yet to be resolved. we have come here with the south korean government to hear their side of the story. both countries have gone to extraordinary lengths to prove their claims over these rocky outcrops. >> international space station is to be moved into a different orbit to avoid the possibility of a collision with a piece of space junk. the station will fire a booster rocket to avoid a fragment traveling at 17th thousand
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
of justice. that's what his government is trying to do with the territorial dispute it has with south korea. the arguments by the two countries have been heated, and solutions seem in short supply. despite the friction, citizens of both countries are trying to stay friends. they've put on a cross-cultural festival they've held most years since 2005. nhk world's kaho izumitani takes us there. >> reporter: crowds gathered in central tokyo over the weekend. they listened to japanese and korean pop music, and they watched performances that showed off the cultural traditions of both countries. geographically close but emotionally distant, the longstanding expression describing the relationship between japan and south korea sounds out of date here. >> translator: i don't feel the tension between japan and south korea. >> translator: the japan/south korea event is a positive thing. >> reporter: especially when you see this, a traditional korean-style wedding. organizers held the ceremony for the first time. a japanese/korean couple said the vows. joo hyun-chui served as groom. he's actually a groo
Oct 7, 2012 5:45am EDT
information about the outside world. north koreas who escape must first go china. they can't go south to south korea, strange they seem because the -- that runs along the 38 parallel is despite the name is the most militarized border in the world. it's imble impossible to get across unless you are a soldier who has been shown the safe route. and only a few people make it out of north korea by going across the dmz. instead they go china. and in china the north korea usually find he has exchanged one circle of hell for another. china's policy is to track down the north koreas in that country, arrest them, and send them back to north korea they face imprisonment or worse for the so-called crime of leaving their country. this policy, this chinese policy is both immoral and it's -- obligations under international treaties it is signed. nevertheless, some of the north koreas who are hiding in china decide to risk a second escape. out of china to south korea, no one can accomplish this feat on his own. some people can get out of north korea on their own and the hand of the rescues rarely reaches to n
Oct 25, 2012 7:30am EDT
asia. they say the u.s. and south korea will continue working together to keep the north in check. >> we have a strong military relationship between the united states and south korea, that we work closely with other countries in the region. to make very clear that -- our interest is in peace. not in any kind of provocative behavior. >> south korean and u.s. officials agreed this month to extend the range of ballistic missiles to 800 kilometers more than dublt current limit and would allow the missiles to reach any point in north korea. >>> japan coast guard officers are warning chinese government ships to leave japanese waters around island in the east china sea. japan nationalized the sekaku island last month. china and taiwan claim them. coast guard officials spotted vessels inside japanese walters. they warned the crews of the ships to leave the area but the boats didn't leave. coast guard officers are monitoring two other chinese patrol boats sailing just outside those waters. vice foreign minister kawai lodged a protest with yonghua. kawai demanded they leave immediately and
Oct 31, 2012 7:30am EDT
for the realization of their enormous -- i expect cooperation between south korea and africa to expand and be strengthened through this forum. >> at a ministerial meeting the south korean government decided to extend $6 million in aid over the next two years. direct investment by south korea has reached $2.9 billion. south korea's leading companies have already gone into high gear to gain significant market share in africa. auto maker hyundai has introduced this mid sized sedan as part of its strategy. in march this year it received the award car of the year 2012 in south africa which is the largest car market in the continent. the south korean maker won the award for the first time beating the other big car companies. officials say the car's quality and design as well as the firm's customer service made it popular. >> we have taken care of the customer. we are connecting through the internet. we can solve quality issues immediately. >> lg electronics also entered the market with unique models. >> this tv keeps running 90 minutes even after unplugged. i'm going to pull out the plug her
Oct 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
's about half compared to the same month last year. >>> the disputes with china and also south korea are affecting the japanese travel industry. bookings for package tours to the two countries are at the lowest levels in years. the japan association of travel agents surveyed seven major japanese travel agencies. officials say the surveys show package tour reservations to china in october fell more than 70% from a year earlier. bookings for november are down over 75%. tourists to south korea also dropped by nearly 50% this month and are down more than 60% for november. in contrast, tour reservations to guam and saipan are on the rise. bookings are up over 40% this month and more than 80% in november. >>> virtual reality is becoming more of a reality these days due to advances in technology. some of the latest innovations are on display at the digital content expo in tokyo. and they've put a new spin on driving, making music, even eating. nhk world's rena that kato takes us there. >> reporter: anyone hoping to peer years into the future just needs to drop by japan's digital content exp
Oct 14, 2012 8:15am EDT
to acknowledge. the council general of south korea in new york, ambassador song at who is here. [applause] and i'd also like to knowledge the president said the japanese deputy counsel general in new york. [applause] in addition it also like to note the presence of several hudson institute trustees, vice chair and jack david who is a special interest in this book as he was the first person to read it and is married to the author. and we are grateful for jack service firebird and also his involvement in this important book. lastly, to think today's distinguished panelists, jay lefkowitz, senior prager prager kirkland and ellis, george bush is unfair and human rights for korea. adrian hong, director of is his strategy and north korea, nonprofit that works for north korean human rights. a projection of north korean refugees. and joseph cham, who is a remarkable individual himself escaped from north korea at the age of 13. hudson institute was set at 51 years ago as a forward-looking research organization designed to think creatively about how to achieve a better future in the face of the 10 unprece
Oct 12, 2012 7:30am EDT
is also trying to sort through a territorial dispute with south korea. arguments over violations in the sea and key meetings are going ahead. japanese and south korean representatives will hoed takes next week with a u.s. diplomat to discuss north korea's nuclear program. the three officials sit down wednesday in tokyo and include the foreign ministry, u.s. special representative on north korea, glen davis, and south korea's chief negotiator. before discussions held by their countries foreign ministers who met last month in new york during united nations general assembly. it is planned to brief counterparts and talks held in august and explain what is booing done being done to set up meetings. he'll stress japan, south korea and the u.s. must cooperate to maintain peace and stability in the asia pacific region. >>> russia has joined syria in condemning the forced landing of a syria-bound passenger plane by turkish fighter jets. the turkish government said it found what is described illegal cargo on board civilian plane. the syrian aircraft was traveling from mos could to damascus
Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
fishing. the incident took place on tuesday in south korea's exclusive economic zone. clashes between the coast guard and chinese fishermen often occur during the peak fishing season. the south korean coast guard says the chinese fisherman was a crew member on one of the two boats it seized. the chinese fishermen started brandishing knives and coast guard officers fired warning shots and the man was hit by a rubber bullet. he was airlifted to a hospital and declared dead. south korea's foreign ministry conveyed the regret over the incident to the chinese embassy in seoul. last december a south korean officer was stabbed to death by a chinese fisherman during ra. > member of japan's self-defense forces are tracking chinese naval ships. they say they approached japanese territorial waters west of okinawa. the disputed senkaku islands are located in the area and territory japan controls but china claims. pilots with the maritime self-defense force air patrol spotted it tuesday. they found the ships 49 kilometers off the island near taiwan. japanese defenseinistry officials say they moved
Oct 19, 2012 7:30am EDT
. >>> south korea will represent the asia pacific region. the country pledging to step up efforts to achieve peace on the korean peninsula and beyond. >> the following five states have thus been elected members of the security council for two year term beginning, january 1, 2013. argentina, australia, luxembourg, republic of korea, and rwanda. >>> the five new member countries will replace those whose terms expire end of this year. south korea beat cambodia by a wide margin in the second round of balloting. this will be south core carkore second term. the first came in 1996. south korea's u.n. ambassador, spoke of the country's position on the divided korean peninsula. he said his government will think of ways to contribute to international peace and security. >>> twitter has been celebrated as vehicle for promoting free speech. now there are people who run the social networking service find themselves defending censorship. they agreed to a request to block the account of a german neo-nazi group. twitter's general council says german police asked them last month to close the account and not
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
referred to territorial disputes japan has with china and south korea. >> japan and china, south korea, too, will all agree that the benefits of deepening economic cooperation, cultural exchange is going to so far outweigh any territorial disputes that we'll see resolution to this issue very quickly. >> japan's finance minister and his south korean counterpart agree with the world bank president on the benefits of closer economic ties. they held a one-on-one discussion on the sidelines of the imf/world bank meeting. they say they're determined to work together despite differences over territory. minister jojima told south korean strategy and finance minister that their country should closely coordinate their economic and financial policies. pak responded that stronger ties are especially important during tough economic times. this is the second japan/south korean ministerial meeting in two weeks. jojima and pak also agreed to resume regular talks between their ministries. that's been on hold since august when south korean president lee myung-bak visited an island in the sea of japan. south
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
japan and south korea sounds out of date here. >> translator: i don't feel the tension between japan and south kor korea. the event is a positive thing. >> reporter: especially when you see this. a traditional korean style wedding. organizers helped the ceremony for the first time. a japanese korean couple said the vows. he's a groom to be. he'll marry his japanese girlfriend next year. he was educated mainly in britain. now he works in tokyo at his mother's korean restaurant. he taught himself japanese and is fluent. marrying a nonkorean seemed natural. >> translator: as a korean citizen living and working in japan who chose to marry a japanese woman, i feel the way the dispute is handled on tv is exaggerated. >> reporter: more than 40,000 korean japanese couples get married every year, but people didn't welcome the unions as much years ago as they do now. he's a third generation korean living in japan. the japanese colonized from the early 1900s until the end of world war ii. that bitter history kept people apart. he decided to feature the wedding ceremony to show how things have c
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
to the u.s. they are saying this comes after some sort of agreement between south korea and officials in washington. the statement came out over the official korean central news agency. a spokesman for the national defense commission says that the north plans to bolster its military operations and prepared this. a short time ago, an official with south career opposing defense ministry said that they had no official comment on north korea's statement and they went on to say that officials in seoul, south korea and washington have repeatedly said they have no intention of attacking north korea. we are keeping a close eye on this story. as soon as we get any new information, we will pass it along to you. back to you. >> thank you. >> let's check in with adam caskey for the weather. >> is going to be cloudy and damp to start our tuesday morning. we will see a little sunshine this afternoon. overall, mostly cloudy for the majority of the day. big improvements tomorrow, just in time for the nationals in game 3. light rain up and down the 95 corridor and a good part of route 50 from the belt
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
. for example, china and south korea. as you know, the subject has been getting a lot of attention these past few months. the winner of the ldp election, shinzo abe, took a tough stance on the issue. he said japanese need to protect their land and sea with their own hands, stressing the country should strengthen its military power. >> some people are surprised to see abe win given that he was prime minister five years ago but resigned. how do they feel he stacks up against noda? >> many voters feel they can no longer expect strong leadership from the dpj to deal with the more difficult issues of governing, such as those territorial disputes. our survey suggests abe's captured their attention. he's almost twice as popular as noda, and that's helped renew interest in the ldp. >> what about the third political party that recently came out to the scene? how did the japan restoration party do in this survey? >> not well. i was here last month talking about a poll that suggested more than half of voters have either some or high expectations of the japan restoration party. but it's still quite far b
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am PDT
with south korea. but mitt romney and others say obama still hasn't done enough on issues such as the currency disparity with china and the republicans say his approach to a nuclear weapon is misguided. the professor said somewhere along the way, obama got side tracked. >> he had this idea, and his position, but it is so volatile and promising at the same time during his administration, and naturally i think that was that region instead of asia. >> most americans care most about what happens at home. millions of them are without work. we will get the latest numbers on friday and no doubt voters will look to that as a cue to how obama has done. >>>en emunemployment has hit a record high, the jobless rate is exceptionally high in areas that continued to implement austerity efforts. the average job lts rate across the 17-member euro zone was 11.6%. the figure was up from 11.5% in august. spain marked the highest unemployment rate in the euro zone at a record 25.8%. the jobless rate at 15.7%. the latest unemployment data available for greece is for july when it was 25.1% and t
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Oct 7, 2012 1:00am EDT
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
of the matter. >>> dozens of politicians in japan have done something their neighbors in south korea and china feel opens an old wound. two cabinet ministers and nearly 70 other lawmakers visited the yasukuni shrine. the site honors japan's war dead, including major war criminals. the lawmakers are mainly from the ruling democratic party and the main opposition liberal democratic party. transport minister yuch row hata and yukio shimoji were among them. >> i signed as mikio shimoji from the new people's party. i don't think visiting the shrine will be a diplomatic issue. >> this visit is private. since it is private i hope it won't have any political impact. >> china and south korea regard the yasukuni shrine as a symbol of china's imperial and military past. their representatives are making it clear the visit upset them, especially because the cabinet ministers went along. >> their visit is an irresponsible act that ignores the national sentiments of people in neighboring countries that suffered from japanese impeerii imperialism in the past. >> translator: we urge japan to take a hard look a
Oct 19, 2012 6:00am PDT
in countries such as japan and south korea. in thailand the number of teenage girls choosing to terminate a pregnancy is rising. even though the procedure is normally illegal. health experts say sex education programs could help reverse the trend. but they face strong opposition from traditional groups. nhk world's noriko nakamura reports from bangkok. >> reporter: teenage girls receive advice at the clinic in bangkok. about the challenges of motherhood. the clinic says the number of pregnant teens have jumped in recent years. it has launched a new pilot project devoted to their physical and mental care. this 16-year-old girl is four months pregnant. her boyfriend used a condom but it didn't do its job. >> translator: i felt worried when i found out i was pregnant. >> translator: there should be videos and lessons at school about how to use a condom properly. >> reporter: the thai government says out of every 1,000 teenage girls age 15 to 19, almost 55 gave birth in 2011. two years ago, a temple in bangkok found the remains of more than 2,000 infants. they were dumped by a clinic that per
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
their nation. nhk world, pyongyang. >>> many people from japan and south korea are determined not to allow the ongoing row over disputed islands in the sea of japan to spoil cross cultural ties. at a festival in seoul, people from the two countries enjoyed meeting up and learning about each other's cultures. the annual festival began in 2005 to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between japan and south korea. traditional performing arts from both countries represented on stage. some japanese participants come from the regions hit by last year's earthquake and tsunami. students from a high school played drums. a troupe of hula dancers from a hot spring resort in fukushima also took to the stage. visitors were also attracted to booths where they could try on kimono or learn about sight seeing spots in japan. >> translator: our relationship is not at its best now, so it is all the more important to understand that there are good points as well. we should have more cultural exchanges. >> event organizers say 950 south koreans applied to work as volunteers at the festival. that's the
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
into tomorrow or even farther along based on the shape of things. >> still to come, we are in south korea looking at a different kind of learning. conveyor belts. workers in northeastern france occupied the site of two arsenal missile steel furnaces on monday. they met in paris to decide their fate. the first had been out of operations since last year. >> they are the last blast furnaces, once the crucible of the french steel industry. now they are to be shut down definitively. the steel tycoon has decided that the floor of the plan is surfaced on requirements. demand has dropped by one quarter since the start of the economic crisis. the decision was formally announced at a meeting in paris. some union members tried to break in to the meeting but were stopped by police. they said it was a black day for french industry. >> today it is official. it will be remembered in the history books. the have just announced a definitive closure of our furnaces. lorraine steel will never be melted in the rain anymore. and you want to take responsibility. >> the news means that more than 600 jobs are to
Oct 4, 2012 7:30am EDT
. >> the professor says researchers need to examine such undersea faults as soon as possible. >>> though south korea's economy is growing fast. last year six out of ten university graduates couldn't find work. so many have been taking matters into their own hands. nhk world's ana jong has the the story. >> reporter: south korea's job recruiting started last month. universities organized job fairs, hoping their students land a job. but many graduates are still frustrated. >> i have given up getting work by the end of the school year. so i have been attending job fairs hoping to land something for the following year. >> reporter: many students prefer to work for big businesses or the government because the pay and benefits are better. but the competition is fierce, so there are not enough jobs to go around. as an alternative measure, local governments and public institutions are encouraging young people to lawn. their own businesses. this center helps ambitious and talented young people realize their ideas and dreams. the seoul government in 2009 and offers business lessons, professional advice and me
Oct 5, 2012 7:30am EDT
that the islands, south korea controls them. ministry officials say a japanese helicopter entered a restricted area around the island. south korea's kbs television reported the incident. defense ministry officials say the helicopter took off from a japanese self-defense ship about 50 kilometers east of the island. they say, it entered a buffer zone just outside south korean airspace. fighter pilots issued warnings then the helicopter left. air craft must receive permission to enter the area. japan's maritime self defense force officials denied there was a problem. they say the helicopter's crew was taking part in routine training over open sea. they admit the aircraft, entered the buffer zone but say it never flew into south korean airspace. taiwan's envoy to japan calling for a quick resumption of talks on fish rights around the island. returned to tokyo after three weeks away to protest japan's purchase of the island. >> there is no change in taiwan's claim of sovereignty over the island. i want japan to understand taiwan's intent to promote peaceful die lpeace f peaceful dialogue and development
Oct 11, 2012 7:30am EDT
festival is in full swing in south korea's second largest city. organizers aim to lead the region's film industry and the event is to be getting more popular every year. nhk world's annajong reports. >> reporter: come and see a movie in bustling britan. i'm outside a venue for the busan film festival where dozens of screens are lighting up every day. the red carpet event that opened last week attracts more than 150,000 film fans to plunge into movies, or lounge on the beach. in the 17 years since it started, busan has grown into the major stop on the world film circuit. and this is the main events space. the busan cinema center. it's a $115 billion complex commissioned by korean government officials after they spotted busan's potential to be asia's film hub. 37 theaters, including this one, will screen 304 films from 75 different countries and regions. the unique thing about busan is its focus on asian films. the organize ers' ambition is to take those movies to the world. the festival opened with a bang on october 4th. a lot of korean movie stars and asian stars were seen on the red car
Oct 16, 2012 7:30am EDT
22nd. >>> south korea's defense minister has apologized for lakds security along the border. a north korean soldier defected earlier this month by walking across undetected. the soldier passed through the two-kilometer-wide demilitarized zone separating north and south korea. he entered the south by scaling a four-meter wire fence. no one knew he was there until he knocked on the door of a military outpost and sought asylum. south korean military officials said earlier they had spotted the soldier on a surveillance camera. >> translator: there was an obvious failure in security at the border. we us a handled the report on the defection of the north korean soldier inappropriately. >> kim said the military will investigate 14 officers including one on the joint chiefs of staff. he said the military will start deploying more guards and reinforce fences. the incident is one of a series of recent breach busy north koreans. another soldier crossed the border on ox the 6th. he claimed he killed two of miss superior officers while defecting. >>> allies of vladimir putin have swept russia's f
Oct 18, 2012 7:30am EDT
on a case by case basis. >>> bullying in south korea has become a serious social problem. victims often skip going to school, some even commit suicide. now, bullying is on the rise. and the number of young people seeking help is also going up. schools have come up with a novel idea to zeal with the problem. >> reporter: this school offers counselling to students who have either bullied or been victimized by it. the center gives ongoing counselling to groups and individuals. the aim is to prevent repeat occurrenc occurrences. >> counselling centers that deal with bullying have become widespread in the past few years. they're about 350 across the country. students of this junior high school in seoul also experienced bullying. this is one of the students here. at home, she recalls what it was like to be bullied. when she started junior high school a group of students bullied her and gave her the cold shoulder. to stop the ordeal she joined the group and began victimizing others. >> i didn't know when i bullied someone. it can be a habit. so students can't deal with this on their own. >> reporte
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
is in striking distance of its missiles. today's remarks are in response of south korea's announcement of a deal with the u.s. to triple the range of its missiles. the north says it shows the allies are plotting to invade the country. >>> a travel nightmare seems to be over this morning. alaskan airlines says that flights are running close to normal after a fiber optic outage shut down its ticketing system. that forced the cancellation of nearly 45 flights. more than 130 other flights departed. but some were delayed as long as four hours. nothing worse than being at the airport and you can't go anywhere. >>> time, now, for weather from across the country on this tuesday morning. cooler than normal, with a morning sprinkle from boston down to new york. thunderstorms around orlando and miami. also, a mix of rain and snow in northern minnesota. showers around minneapolis and green bay. moving later into chicago and kansas city. >> 60s in the midwest. and 70s from albuquerque all the way to boise. >>> when we come back this morning, one of the worst cases of hoarding ever. we'll tell you where and s
Oct 24, 2012 10:00am EDT
secretary leon panetta and south korea's defense minister tim gaughn gen -- kim kwan-jin and they will talk about how to deter north korean aggression. many soldiers are stationed in south korea. the news conference to get underway shortly and this is live coverage on c-span. [no audio] [no audio] >> we are waiting to hear from defense secretary leon panetta and the south korean counterpart, a joint news conference which should get underway shortly. a quick reminder about some of our coverage, less than two weeks away for election day. coming up this afternoon at 2:12 or so, rep paul ryan will be at cleveland state university and we will have that for you this afternoon and later today at about 4:55, president obama will kick off a two-day nonstop america forward door and the first of is in denver. we will have that live for you as well. [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] >> we are waiting live at the pentagon to hear from defense secretary leon panetta and the south korean defence minister kim kwan-jin in. they will have a news conference following their annual security talks. els
Oct 28, 2012 9:00pm EDT
gotten out of the recent years is very striking. south korea keeps track of the north koreans to reach south korea, and let me share with you just a couple of the numbers. in 1990, only nine north koreans were able to reach south korea. last year 2,700 north koreans reached safety in the south. so, the people who get out now have formed -- there are enough of them that they are educating us about truth of our trivia and there's been several books published about life in north korea, and we now have a much better picture of what the truth of the existence is. .. >> you can't even mail a letter so the exiles created a black market in information. they hire chinese couriers to cross the border and deliver messages, or sometimes they deliver chinese cell phones to a north korean relative, tell the relative to go to an area near the border at a certain day and hour, turn on the phone, and receive a phone call from the relative who escaped to a different country. in south korea, north korean exiles formed organizations whose purpose is to get information into north korea, to give just one ex
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